Dr. Atkinson is a Licensed Psychologist and is Board-Certified in Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. His areas of clinical specialty include evidence-based treatments for anxiety, post-traumatic stress (PTSD), depression, grief, and stress management.
Dr. Atkinson practices Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples, and he is a member of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy. As a result of his prior service as a military psychologist, Dr. Atkinson also has expertise in the treatment of military Service Members, Veterans, and their families. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University in 2006, and began practicing in Vacaville in 2012.
Dr. Atkinson relies on thorough assessments to develop individually-tailored treatment plans, and his treatments combine cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), attachment-based therapy and psychodynamic therapy to facilitate growth and healing.